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, the sharpest >>> que sera sera, whatever will will be will be ♪ >> together we are going to make barack obama a one-term president! >> so says minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann, the leader of the tea party caucus in the u.s. house of representatives. and the numbers may bear that out. there are 14 months before the november 6, 2012 presidential election. president obama finds himself in a dead heat with not one, not two, not, three, but four republican presidential candidates. so says the gallop poll this week. massachusetts governor mitt romney leads president obama 48 to 46 among registered voters. texas governor rick perry is tied with president obama, 47 to 47. texas congressman ron paul is trailing president obama by two points, 47 to 45. and minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann is behind president obama 48 to 44. all four are within a four- point margin every error. but there's more to the obama bad news. the same gallop poll shows mr. obama is also losing the support of in the swing voters. swing voters broke heavily for mr. obama in 2008, 55%, securing the presidency for hi
for more than 90 years. it was also a district that went big for president obama. 55%. a republican and a catholic. turner's win and a catholic. turner's win was a referendum on mr. obama, many believe. jewish voter in the turner district, traditionally democratic overwhelmingly disapprove of fellow democrat brohm. they particularly are offended by what they see as bad policies and antiisrael rhetoric and get this. former new york city mayor ed koch, a die -- a dyed in the wool democrat crossed party lines and supported republican turner. >> president obama is a nice guy and i helped elect him and all those things. he threw us under the bus. >>> koch sees the win as proof positive of president obama's mishandling of the united states -- israel relationship. >> question is ed koch right? has president obama thrown israel under the bus? >> pat buchanan and no he hasn't. he has been critical of netanyahu. netanyahu does not like obama and he moves very close to the republicans. but in this district, not only ed koch an orthodox jewish community there and new york daily post and news en
-american president. .. "the persistence of the color line" racial politics and the obama presidency. mr. kennedy, could you talk to me, we start out in the book with race, the historical perspective of race. can you start with how race played in this country from slavery to jim crow to civil rights? >> guest: one of the first things i wanted to do in the book was to explain to people frankly why was it such a big deal on election night, when barack obama was elected president of the united states. i mean, why were there parties all across the united states? why was there the sweeping? now, any time a president is elected, that's a big deal, and there is a motion, but clearly this time there was something very different, something very special going on. why was that? well, one reason for that was this was the first black president, and so what's the big deal with that? one of the things i wanted to show is the degree to which black americans have been marginalized, have been snubbed, have been excluded from electoral politics. so, i thought that it would be useful for the readers to know about th
or teacher is class warfare. i think it's just the right thing to do. >> president obama this week rm reducing the nation's debt. the heart of the plan is the "buffet rule," so-called by the president, referring to warren buffet, the third richest man in the world with his $50 billion. okay, buffet's rule, according to obama -- wealthy americans earning a pre-tax income of $1 million a year or more should not pay a lower tax rate than that levied on middle-class income earners. so tax the wealthy, says the president. the obama tax plan also eliminates the bush tax cuts for individuals making over $200,000 a year, and families making $250,000 a year. house republican speaker john boehner blasted the president and his plan, accusing the president of class warfare by demagoguing the wealthy to gain the support of the middle- class. boehner says the president is acting more like campaigner in chief than commander in chief. >> there's been a disappointing because it's pretty clear the president's decided to forget his role as president and leader of our nation in a time of economic uncerta
persistence of the color line, racial politics and the obama presidency." i will have you -- i am honored to have you back on this program. let me start with asking why you were drawn to the subject matter. >> i steady race relations and american law and american culture. the election of the first black president was a natural for any one drawn to the subject. tavis: for those who have not yet read the text, as ed koch used to say, how am i doing? how was the president doing along the color line? >> well, listen. the biggest accomplishment in racial terms for barack obama was being elected. he had to overcome his blackness to be elected. he climbed the mount everest of amount -- american politics, becoming an historic first. in other policy areas, he has surly not pushed -- certainly not pushed a racial agenda. he stayed away from the race question. and so, i do not think he will be a transformative president when it comes to racial policies. how he your sense of scale that mountain of race to get to the top. ss to me his strategy, his methodology. me how he did it. >> it was a complicate
obama at his side. in various ways he spoke to black people and allied what anxiety some blacks had. at the same time, he spoke to whites in a very particular way. he convinced them that he was on non-angry black man. he harbored no racial resentments. he was not seeking any saw -- sort reparations or anything like that. he emphasized various points that he had been raised by a white mother, that he knew white people very intimately. so he went to various constituencies and adelaide of various racial anxieties and he did that very successfully. successfully enough to capture the white house. tavis: you said a lot there and there are two things i want to go back and get. one, when you suggested earlier it was not until and i am paraphrasing, you suggested earlier it was not until he had shown that he could run the race. there was a chance he could get the nomination. it was not until then that black folks started to use your term. blacks did not start to break for barack obama, you said this. the truth is with specificity they did not break for him until after the white folk voted fo
investment in the economy, why in heavens name would you raise taxes on it? what obama is doing is taking his own proposals, repackaging them, basically, and push them become out on the table, and he will get nothing out of it. >> buffet pays himself a salary, $100,000 a year. >> he'll pay 35% on that, if it gets up to a certain level. but what -- >> well that, is peanuts. >> yes, that is peanuts. >> he moves his other money into his investment. >> capital gains that carry interest, and that's only taxed at 15%. >> right. >> and it should be, because that is investment, which is what we need. >> so you think it's highly motivated that he does it that way, and he is not saving himself a real bundle? >> i think he's a split contract playing to the crowd. >> i think warren buffet is exactly right and his proposals were brought to a vote, the people would support it. the top 20% in the country i think controls 80% the wealth. you can do some adjustments there, and the sweet deal for the coupon clippers and the in vice presidentors should not trump what working people do to earn a living. and they
politics and the obama presidency. in at the harvard law professor explores the influence of racial politics in the administration of the first african president. he attempted to answer whether black americans have special expectations on mr. obama and whether the president should feel a unique racial obligation in return. he delves into these topics with the american urban radio white house correspondent april ryan. >> host: of mr. kennedy, it is a great honor to be with you today. talking about your book, "the persistence the color line official politics and the obama presidency." mr. kennedy, could you talk to me -- you start out in the book with race, the historical perspective of race. perspective of race. can you start off with house race played in this country from slavery to jim crow to civil rights? >> guest: one of the first things i wanted to do in the book was to explain to people frankly why it was it such a big deal on election night when barack obama was elected president of the united states why were there parties all across the united states? why was there this read
. president obama continues to out to his ambitious jobs plan. >> the president: this is a bill that will help our economy. >> sean: he would like to reach into your wallet to pay for it all. we have the details. >> outrage after the feds raid gibson guitar factories over allegations the company is illegally importing wood. was this necessary? the ceo of gibson guitars is here with strong words for the anointed one. i go head-to-head with pbs's tavis smiley on why african-american voters are unhappy with the obama white house. >> democrats from coast-to-coast are sounding the alarm as the prospect of a second term for president obama becomes more and more unlikely. the unusual candidness from some of the administration's closest allies was captured if in a "new york times" article over the weekend. among those now openly criticizing the president is oregon -- he said in my district the enthusiasm for him has evaporated. tremendous discontent with his direction. he says i have a heck of a lot democrats voting for him before don't know if i would do it again. battle over anthony weiner's former
. first, the most dismal poll numbers to date. supporters swing. president obama is facing more troubling news. when all else fails the president could usually always rely on the fans in hollywood. why are these two stars calling foul on him? going through airport security could finally get easier. we will tell you which annoying process may soon be a thing of the past. the details and much more. "the five" starts right now. ♪ ♪ >> dana: tomorrow night, president obama will address the american people and unveil the latest job plan. for his sake, he has to pull out all the stops. if the poll numbers are preview of what 2012 is going to be like, he is sure to be in trouble. the new nbc/"wall street journal" poll has president approval at an all-time low at 44%. when asked if they believe the country is heading in the right direction, only 19% said yes. in a fox news poll, whopping 62% approve of oh he is handling the economy -- disapprove. excuse me. the other way around we'd have a different segment. [ laughter ] bob, i want to ask you something. when you worked in the carter white ho
. president obama pushes another new tax plan. solar gate heats up as they dig for more information on the solyndra white house connection. and mr. obama addresses the u.n., showing support for israel and changing his views on palestinian statehood. an iranian tyrant disrupts new york and delivers another anti-american rant. and the president delivers his stump speech on job in a stage in front of a bridge. >> i-i-i'm a warrior for the political class. >> is this american theater. a book comes out tales of dysfunctional white house. republican candidates square off on stage. who won the media vote? >> my next-door neighbor's two dogs have created more shovel ready jobs than this current-- (laughter) >> on the panel this week, writer and fox news contributor judy miller. syndicated columnists cal thomas. jim pinkerton, the young american conservative magazine and daily beast, kirsten powers. i'm jon scott, fox news watch is on right now. warren buffett's secretary shouldn't pay a higher tax rate than warren buffett. there's no justification for it. it is wrong that in the united sta
first, president obama unveils his newest plan. this one to reduce the deficit, but vows to veto any bill that cuts spending but not raise taxes. we'll see how that one goes over. plus, looking a lot like the showdown is growing at the u.n. this week between the palestinians and israel. will the u.n. accept a bid for an additional palestinian state? and the bush blame game continues. this time, coming from "new york times" columnist bill keller. we have those details and more. "the five" starts right now. ♪ ♪ >> eric: to the top story of the day. president obama floating his ideas for deficit reduction in. in a nutshell, our comrade -- i mean president -- recommends increasing taxes by trillion-and-a-half dollars. he is taking credit for savings from an already planned pull-out of foreign war and leaving bloating government spending virtually untouched. bob, obama fuzzy math again. comes up with $3 trillion but most of it is in tax increases oh. , great! >> bob: put it this way. there is about time there were tax increases on people who make the money you make. you haven't co
we'll get started right away. being called a referendum on obama. two special elections for house seat and the republicans win both, including an historically democratic seat in new york. five of us will discuss what impact that has on the president and the 2012 elections. plus, the solyndra scandal getting worse. newly released e-mails now show what seems to be the white house direct involvement. and the obama campaign launches a new site called attack watch. seeing the president needs help fighting off the critics. we have those details and more. "the five" starts right now. ♪ ♪ >> dana: to the top story. g.o.p. wins two special house elections, many calling at it clear message to the white house. first, in the new york nine race, a big surprise win by bob turner, because democrats held that seat for almost 90 years. sings 1923. this was -- since 1923. this was a seat left over after anthony weiner's unseamingly resignation. in nevada, normer senator mark amodei beat his challenger with 58% of the vote. one of the things that happens when you're in a white house and lose a m
candidates will make their cases on why they should represent their party against president obama next fall. good evening. i'm bret baier and this is a special edition of "special report." in the next hour, we will take the pulse of the florida political scene, talk with some local experts, and look ahead to how the sunshine state will affect the 2012 presidential election. we begin tonight 1,000 miles north of here in new york where the united nations general assembly is meeting. the big issue is the changing face of the middle east and what to do about the palestinians. at this hour, president obama is scheduled to meet with the head of the palestinian authority and senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler reports the president admitted earlier things have not worked out as he had hoped. >> a year after telling the u.n. general assembly it might be able to recognize a new state of palestine at this session, president obama admitted his disappointment. >> i know that many are frustrated by the lack of progress. i assure you, so am i. the question isn't the g
obama's israel policies. politico quotes a high level conference call. that is specific. people feel betrayed, disappointed, furious, disgusted, hopeless. somebody has a thesaurus. for more we go to the special elections cory spawn department, circle bird. what does this mean for obama in 2012? >> i don't get it. they are calling this election a referendum. i thought referendum was a body part. what does it mean when you have had a referendum? >> thought it was a vote. >> yes. just a vote? >>- q. i as -- >> that's as much as i do in politics. i thought this was an amazing election in new york. i don't know about nevada. there aren't enough people to fit into one district in new york. >> that's true. >> it is a great day for ed koch and his own rainbow coalition. >> it does bring up a good point. i can see why ed koch is saying, let's bring a message how obama is not friends with israel. okay, well how will that fix the pothole outside my apartment in queens. >> the thing is i don't go to queens. that's not an issue for mee. not an issue for me at all. jaime, welcome to the program. p
. >> president obama taking his show on the road. pitching his plan as he continues his campaign for jobs. is the pitch the same old song. are the media singing along? a report on the rising poverty rate in our country is out this week. underscoring the economic challenges facing our president in the congress. did the news get the coverage it deserves? some call it snitch central and team obama opens up an attack website, place for reporters to report news and views they don't like. why do they need that? after receiving hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, solar panel company solyndra failed and folds. how did they get the money? who gave the okay? and are the media on the case? and liberal mouth piece michael moore trying to get more attention for his new book, claiming a certain news channel just doesn't like him. >> jon: on the panel this week, writer and fox news contributor judy miller. radio talk show house monica crowley. jim pinkerton, contributing editor the american conservative magazine and former president of the women's media center jehmu green. i'm jon scott. fox news
who are biracial. and my comment, i mean obama report, former republican, now since he is from biracial family, i have read all his books and very impressed with the man. the most important man in the room in just about every session he is in, he was brought up predominantly by his grandparents and his mom was white. you think that if he was a few shade lighter as in the case ironically of my grandson who probably when he walks into a room can be either, and proud of that. he knows he is special. do you think he would get less grief from the tea party and more cooperation from the right if that were to be the case? just curiosity on my part. >> guest: there is no way to know. what is more relevant is not whether he is a few shades later. because he is not all that dark. i think it is whether he is really identified as an african-american. and i think he is. so i think to the extent that there is racial analysis will be directed against him because he is clearly identified as an african-american and is clearly identified as an african-american despite the fact as you say he was
point. people who support president obama's re-election or who aren't sure if they do, but who despair about the prospect of any of this year's crop of republican candidates winning, for perspective it's also worth remembering that in 2008 not only did mr. obama beat john mccain, not only did mr. obama win, he won hugely. he won by nearly an eight-point margin. he won by about nearly 10 million votes. his margin of victory over john mccain was three times the margin of victory that george w. bush had over john kerry in the previous election. and the map from the '08 election makes that clear. the republican nominees for president and vice president won their home states, of course. alaska and arizona. they got deep red mostly low population states and that was it. that's all they got. they got the south. minus florida, minus north carolina, minus virginia. even though john mccain did win his home state of arizona he wasn't able to translate that into victory in nevada or new mexico or colorado. barack obama in 2008 won so big, so big that even this happened. >> hey, brian, one more thi
put people to work rebuilding america. >> this week, president obama's new jobs plan. >> mr. president, watt among your proposals was a new? >> and the president that a new poll numbers -- lousy. >> we have given him four years and so far nothing has come of it. >> the republican presidential bid, rick perry versus mitt romney. >> michael dukakis crated jobs three times faster. >> george bush and his predecessor created jobs faster than you did. >> the third rail of american politics. can get away with this? >> it is a monstrous lie. >> and remembering 9/1110 years after the attacks. >> i remember saying distinctly, what a beautiful day this started out to be. >> 14 million americans out of work, credible talk about a double-dip recession. how to get us out of the ditch? president obama has a plan. he asked congress to pass a $447 million bill called the american jobs act which includes a payroll tax cut, 8 to the states, and for those who have been out of work and long time. congressman michele bachmann asked what is new. apparently nothing. >> there should be nothing controversial ab
coverage then and the media coverage now. >> you should pass it. >> president obama takes the stage to push his plan to create jobs and spark the economy. is the press buying into that plan and did the white house manipulate the media coverage of the event. >> we have to keep the eye on the battle we face. it is the tea party. >> union leader makes a bold statement and targeting some on the right. but where was the big coverage? >> i for one and all of my friends up here repudiate the effort to get republicans to fight each other and protect president obama. >> and debate the issues and get hammered with liberal media questions. >> fox news contractor judy miller . cal thomas . jim pinkerton edidentity are of the american conservative magazine and crirsten powers. news watch is on right now. i am john fox. ♪ go, go, go. (siren) >> images from 10 years ago. pictures of destruction and terror and chaos in the streets and forever engrained in millions that watched the world trade center on the pentagon and crash of united flight 93 in shanksville, pennsylvania. these images were beamed strai
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